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#TrotForTech Virtual 5K: A Fun, Healthy Fundraiser to Provide WiFi and Computing Devices to Students in Need

While many traditional celebrations that take place this time of year might look drastically different this season, the Canyons Education Foundation is planning an event that ticks all of the boxes: It’s fun, it’s for a good cause, and the entire community can participate.

The Canyons Education Foundation’s inaugural Virtual Fun Run kicks off Nov. 22-28, and provides an opportunity for participants to complete a 5K that is safe and will benefit members of the community through a fundraiser for Internet connectivity and computing devices for students in need. 

“We know there are individuals who would love to help out within the District, so this is a way for employees and our own student families to be able to help other student families,” said Denise Haycock, Development Officer for the Canyons Education Foundation. 

Those who wish to participate in the fun run can visit this link to sign up.

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Alta, Brighton and Corner Canyon High to Return to On-Campus Learning

When Alta, Brighton and Corner Canyon High students return from Fall Recess, they’ll be returning to on-campus learning.

Starting Monday, Oct. 19, the three schools will shift from split or virtual schedules to full calendars of on-campus instruction.

The change comes at the recommendation of local health officials and signals a significant decline in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with the schools. In recent days, active cases among Alta, Brighton and Corner Canyon students and employees have fallen well below the 15-case-per-school threshold that triggers discussions about mitigation strategies per Canyons’ guidelines.

Parents received notifications on Wednesday about the return to on-campus learning.

District administrators and school leaders are heartened by these numbers and thank families for doing their part to slow the spread of the virus. For the past two weeks, the Hawks, Bengals and Chargers have redoubled their efforts to remain as safe as possible.

However, now is not the time to relax. This weekend for Fall Recess, many families have planned short getaways, which we hope families enjoy safely. Gatherings or outings without masks or physical distancing increase the chances of COVID-19 taking hold again in the school community.

Parents and guardians can access information about COVID-19 cases in Canyons schools on CSD’s data dashboard, found on Canyons District’s website, canyonsdistrict.org. Information from the dashboard guides Canyons District as the community works together to face this public-health challenge.

As a reminder, all Canyons District schools, including Alta, Brighton and Corner Canyon, are under a four-to-one schedule with four days of classroom learning and Friday reserved for remote, or independent, learning.

Please direct questions by email to communications@canyonsdistrict.org or the Main Office of your student’s school.

Mask Up! Utah Revises School Quarantine Rules For Students, Employees Who Don Masks

Time in quarantine could be cut in half for Canyons students and employees who were wearing masks during the moments they were possibly exposed to COVID-19 while at school.  

Under guidelines released by Utah government and education officials on Thursday, Oct. 8, quarantined students and employees who test negative for COVID-19 after the seventh day from their last exposure — and, importantly, only if they were wearing masks at the time of exposure — can return to in-person learning, activities, and work.  

The previous length of the quarantine as mandated by health authorities was 14 days. 

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